Jerry Lee Lewis discography

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Jerry Lee Lewis discography
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American pianist and musician Jerry Lee Lewis
Studio albums40
Live albums4
Compilation albums10
Singles77
No.1 Single12

This is a detailed discography for American rock and roll, country, and gospel singer-songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis. One of the pioneers of rockabilly, Lewis has recorded over 40 albums in a career spanning seven decades. Lewis is a versatile artist, and has recorded songs in multiple genres. Lewis, in 1986, was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and, as of 2021, is the last surviving rock and roll pioneer of Sun Records (fellow Sun rock and roll colleagues such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins, among others, are deceased.) Some of his best known songs are " Great Balls of Fire", " Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", and " High School Confidential". His album, Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, is widely considered one of the greatest live concert albums ever. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] In his lengthy career in music, Lewis has had 30 songs reach the top ten on the " Billboard Country-and-Western" chart. [6] Lewis is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential pianists of the rock and roll era, and was ranked number 24 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the " 100 Greatest Artists of All Time". [7]

Studio albums

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country CAN AUS [8] [9] UK
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee's Greatest! 12
Golden Hits of Jerry Lee Lewis (re-recordings) 40
The Return of Rock 64
Country Songs for City Folks/All Country 39
Memphis Beat 145
Soul My Way
Another Place, Another Time 160 3
She Still Comes Around 12
Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 1 127 2
Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2 124 5
The Golden Cream of the Country 11
She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye 186 9
In Loving Memories: The Jerry Lee Lewis Gospel Album 213 18
There Must Be More to Love Than This 190 8
Touching Home 152 11
Would You Take Another Chance on Me? 115 3
The Killer Rocks On 105 4 30
Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano? 201 3
The Session...Recorded in London with Great Artists 37 4 12 36
Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough 6
Southern Roots: Back Home to Memphis 6
I-40 Country 25
Boogie Woogie Country Man 16
Odd Man In 33
Country Class 18
Country Memories 21
Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin' 40
Jerry Lee Lewis 186 23
When Two Worlds Collide 32
Killer Country 35
My Fingers Do the Talkin' 62
I Am What I Am
Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy
Pretty Much Country
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: ACE Records
Solid Ground
  • Released: 1993
  • Label:
Young Blood 31
Last Man StandingA (duets album)
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Artists First
26 4 34 46
Mean Old Man (duets album) 30 30
Rock & Roll TimeB 140 27
  • ALast Man Standing peaked at No. 6 on the Americana Radio Pop Chart, No. 9 on the CIMS Pop Chart, No. 8 on the Billboard Rock Chart and No. 1 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • BRock & Toll Time peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Rock Chart and No. 30 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart.

Live albums

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country CAN
Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
The Greatest Live Show on Earth 32
By Request: More of the Greatest Live Show on Earth
Live at the International, Las Vegas 149 5
Live at Gilley's
Last Man Standing Live
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Artists First
Live from Austin, TX (Live DVD & CD)
Jerry Lee Lewis: Live at Third Man Records

Collaboration albums

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country AUS [8]
Together (with Linda Gail Lewis) 8
Duets: Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends (with Jimmy "Orion" Ellis and Charlie Rich) 93
The Million Dollar Quartet (with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley)
The Survivors Live (with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins) 205 21
Class of '55 (with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison) 87 15

Soundtrack albums

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country CAN
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Great Balls of Fire!

Compilation albums

Title Album details Chart positions
US US Country CAN
Original Golden Hits, Vol. 1 119 8
Original Golden Hits, Vol. 2 122 6
Rockin' Rhythm and Blues
A Taste of Country 16
Ole Tyme Country Music
The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis 114 8
Monsters 44
Original Golden Hits, Vol. 3
Breathless (High Heel Sneakers + Roll Over Beethoven)
The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis, Volume II 23
Best of/Vol. 3 49
The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis featuring 39 and Holding 39
Jerry Lee Lewis – 18 Original Sun Greatest Hits
All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  • Released: 1994
  • Label:
62
Great Balls Of Fire and Other Hits
A Half-Century of Hits (box set)
Sun Recordings: Greatest Hits 71
A Whole Lotta...Jerry Lee Lewis: The Definitive Retrospective
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Salvo Records

Singles

1950s

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Single details [12] Peak chart positions Album
US US Country US
R&B
UK [13] BEL
1956 " Crazy Arms"
b/w " End of the Road" (from Original Golden Hits - Volume 1)
  • December 1956 [14]
  • Sun Records
Jerry Lee Lewis
1957 " Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On"
b/w " It'll Be Me" (alt. from Jerry Lee Lewis)
  • April 1957
  • Sun Records
3 1 1 8 13 non-album track/ Original Golden Hits – Volume 1
" Great Balls of Fire" /
  • November 1957
  • Sun Records
2 1 1 1 16 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
" You Win Again" 95 4 non-album tracks/ Original Golden Hits – Volume 1
1958 " Breathless"
b/w " Down the Line"
  • February 1958
  • Sun Records
7 4 3 8
" High School Confidential" /
  • May 1958
  • Sun Records
21 9 5 12 Jerry Lee Lewis
" Fools like Me" 11
" Lewis Boogie"
b/w "The Return of Jerry Lee"
  • June 1958 [15]
  • Sun Records
non-album tracks/18 Original Sun Greatest Hits
" Break-Up" /
  • August 1958
  • Sun Records
52 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
" I'll Make It All Up to You" 85 19 non-album tracks/ Original Golden Hits – Volume 2
" I'll Sail My Ship Alone"
b/w "It Hurt Me So"
  • November 1958
  • Sun Records
93
1959 " Lovin' Up a Storm"A
b/w "Big Blon' Baby"
  • February 1959
  • Sun Records
28 non-album tracks
" Let's Talk About Us"
b/w "The Ballad of Billy Joe" (non-album track)
  • June 1959
  • Sun Records
Jerry Lee's Greatest!
" Little Queenie"
b/w " I Could Never Be Ashamed of You"
(from Original Golden Hits – Volume 2)
  • September 1959
  • Sun Records
non-album track/ Original Golden Hits – Volume 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1960s

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Single details Peak chart positions Album
US [16] US Country CAN Country UK [13]
1960 " Baby Baby Bye Bye"
b/w " Old Black Joe" (non-album track; later appeared on Ole Tyme Country Music)
  • March 1960
  • Sun Records
47 non-album track
"John Henry"
b/w "Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes" (non-album track; later appeared on Rockin' Rhythm and Blues)
  • August 1960
  • Sun Records
non-album track/Ole Tyme Country Music
"When I Get Paid"
b/w "Love Made a Fool of Me"
  • November 1960
  • Sun Records
non-album tracks
1961 " What'd I Say" [A]
b/w "Livin' Lovin' Wreck" (non-album track)
  • February–March 1961
  • Sun Records
30 27 10 Jerry Lee's Greatest!
" Cold, Cold Heart"
b/w "It Won't Happen with Me" (non-album track)
  • May 1961
  • Sun Records
22
" Save the Last Dance for Me"
b/w "As Long As I Live" (from Jerry Lee's Greatest!)
  • September 1961
  • Sun Records
non-album track/ Original Golden Hits – Volume 2
" Money"
b/w "Bonnie B" (non-album track)
  • November 1961
  • Sun Records
Jerry Lee's Greatest!
1962 "I've Been Twistin'"
b/w "Ramblin' Rose" ( later appeared on The Golden Cream of the Country)
  • January 1962
  • Sun Records
non-album tracks
" Sweet Little Sixteen" b/w " How's My Ex Treating You" (non-album track, later appeared on Original Golden Hits – Volume 2)
  • July 1962
  • Sun Records
95 38 non-album track/ Rockin' Rhythm and Blues
" Good Golly Miss Molly"
b/w "I Can't Trust Me (in Your Arms Anymore)"
(non-album track; later appeared on The Golden Cream of the Country)
  • November 1962
  • Sun Records
31 non-album track/ Rockin' Rhythm and Blues
1963 "Teenage Letter"
b/w "Seasons of My Heart" (non-album track with Linda Gail Lewis; later appeared on
The Golden Cream of the Country)
  • April 1963
  • Sun Records
non-album tracks
" Pen and Paper"
b/w " Hit the Road Jack"
  • November 1963
  • Smash Records
36
1964 " I'm on Fire"
b/w "Bread and Butter Man"
  • Smash Records
98
" She Was My Baby (He Was My Friend)"
b/w "The Hole He Said He'd Dig for Me"
  • Smash Records
" Hi Heel Sneakers" (live)
b/w "You Went Back on Your Word" (from The Return of Rock)
  • Smash Records
91 The Greatest Live Show on Earth
1965 " Green Green Grass of Home"
b/w "Baby (You Got What It Takes)" (With Linda Gayle Lewis, non-album track)
Country Songs for City Folks
" Carry Me Back to Old Virginia"
b/w "I Know What It Means" (Non-album track)
Ole Tyme Country Music
" Baby, Hold Me Close"
b/w "I Believe in You"
129 The Return of Rock
1966 "Sticks and Stones"
b/w "What a Heck of a Mess" (Non-album track)
Memphis Beat
"Memphis Beat"
b/w "If I Had It All to Do Over" (Non-album track)
1967 "It's a Hang Up Baby"
b/w "Holdin' On"
Soul My Way
" Turn On Your Love Light"
b/w "Shotgun Man"
1968 " Another Place, Another Time" [B]
b/w "Walking the Floor over You"
97 4 Another Place, Another Time
" What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)"
b/w "All the Good Is Gone"
94 2 1
" She Still Comes Around (to Love What's Left of Me)"
b/w "Slipping Around" (from The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis)
2 2 She Still Comes Around
" To Make Love Sweeter for You"
b/w " Let's Talk About Us"
1 4
1969 " One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)"
b/w " I Can't Stop Loving You"
3 1 The Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2
" Invitation to Your Party"
b/w "I Could Never Be Ashamed of You" (from Original Golden Hits – Volume 2)
6 1 The Golden Cream of the Country
" She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye"
b/w "Echoes" (from She Still Comes Around)
2 1 She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye
" One Minute Past Eternity"
b/w "Frankie and Johnny"
2 2 The Golden Cream of the Country
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Album
US US Country CAN CAN Country
1970 " There Must Be More to Love Than This"
b/w "Home Away from Home"
1 1 There Must Be More to Love Than This
" Once More with Feeling"
b/w "You Went Out of Your Way (to Walk on Me)"
2 17 She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye
" I Can't Seem to Say Goodbye"
b/w " Good Night Irene"
7 4 A Taste of Country
" Waiting for a Train"
b/w "Big Legged Woman" (from Rockin' Rhythm and Blues)
11 18 Ole Tyme Country Music
"In Loving Memories"
b/w "I Can't Have a Merry Christmas, Mary (Without You)" (non-album track)
48 In Loving Memories
1971 " Touching Home"
b/w "Woman, Woman (Get Out of Our Way)"
(from There Must Be More to Love Than This)
3 4 Touching Home
"Love on Broadway"
b/w " Matchbox" (from Monsters)
31 Original Golden Hits – Volume III
" When He Walks on You (Like You Have Walked on Me)"
b/w "Foolish Kind of Man"
11 1 Touching Home
" Me and Bobby McGee" / 40 1 (flip) 50 Would You Take Another Chance on Me
" Would You Take Another Chance on Me" 1 2
1972 " Chantilly Lace" / [C] 43 1 59 1 The Killer Rocks On
"Think About It Darlin'" flip 19 Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano?
"Lonely Weekends" / 11 13 The Killer Rocks On
" Turn On Your Love Light" 95
" Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano?"
b/w "No Honky Tonks in Heaven"
14 6 Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano?
1973 "No More Hanging On"
b/w "The Mercy of a Letter"
19 3
"No Headstone on My Grave"
b/w "Jack Daniel's (Old No 7)" (non-album track)
60 86 The Session
"Meat Man"
b/w "Just a Little Bit"
Southern Roots
" Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee"
"Rock and Roll Medley"
41 20 33 12 The Session
" Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough"
b/w "I Think I Need to Pray"
6 6 Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough
1974 "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone"
b/w "I've Fallen to the Bottom"
21 23
"Tell Tale Signs"
b/w "Cold, Cold Morning Light"
18 8 I-40 Country
"He Can't Fill My Shoes"
b/w "Tomorrow's Taking My Baby Away"
8 4
1975 "I Can Still Hear the Music in the Restroom"
b/w "Remember Me (I'm the Who Loves You)"
13 20 Boogie Woogie Country Man
"Boogie Woogie Country Man"
b/w "I'm Still Jealous of You
24
"A Damn Good Country Song"
b/w "When I Take My Vacation to Heaven"
68 42 Odd Man In
1976 "Don't Boogie Woogie"
b/w "That Kind of Fool"
58
"Let's Put It Back Together Again"
b/w "Jerry Lee's Rock and Roll Revival Show"
6 14 Country Class
"The Closest Thing to You"
b/w "You Belong to Me"
27 23
1977 "Middle Age Crazy"
b/w "Georgia on My Mind"
4 3 Country Memories
1978 "Come On In"
b/w "Who's Sorry Now"
10 44
"I'll Find It Where I Can"
b/w "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"
10 Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin'
1979 " Save the Last Dance for Me"
b/w "Am I to Be the One"
26 18 Duets
" Cold, Cold Heart"
b/w " Hello Josephine"
84
"Rockin' My Life Away"
b/w " I Wish I Was Eighteen Again"
18 34 Jerry Lee Lewis (Elektra)
"Who Will the Next Fool Be?"
b/w "Rita May"
20 24
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s–2000s

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1980 "When Two Worlds Collide"
b/w "Good News Travels Fast"
11 15 When Two Worlds Collide
"Honky Tonk Stuff"
b/w "Rockin' Jerry Lee"
28 48
" Somewhere over the Rainbow"
b/w "Folsom Prison Blues"
10 18 Killer Country
1981 "Thirty Nine and Holding"
b/w "Change Places with Me"
4 6
1982 " I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
b/w "Pick Me Up on Your Way Down"
(from The Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Volume 2)
43 The Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Volume 1
"I'd Do It All Again"
b/w "Who Will Buy the Wine"
52 The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis
"My Fingers Do the Talkin'"
b/w "Forever Forgiving"
44 41 My Fingers Do the Talkin'
1983 " Come as You Were"
b/w "Circumstantial Evidence"
66
"Why You Been Gone So Long?"
b/w "She Sings Amazing Grace"
69
1984 "I Am What I Am"
b/w "That Was the Way It Was Then"
I Am What I Am
1986 "Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy"
b/w "Honky Tonkin' Rock 'n Roll Piano Man"
Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy
" Sixteen Candles"
b/w "Rock and Roll (FAIS-DO-DO)" (with Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins)
61 Class of '55
1990 "It Was the Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me)"
b/w "It Was the Whisky Talkin' (Not Me)" (Rock & Roll version)
Dick Tracy (soundtrack)
1995 "Goosebumps"
b/w " Crown Victoria Custom '51"
Young Blood
2006 " Pink Cadillac" (with Bruce Springsteen) [17] Last Man Standing
2007 " Honky Tonk Woman" (with Kid Rock) Last Man Standing
2009 "Mean Old Man" Mean Old Man
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Billboard Year-End performances

Year Song Year-End
Position
1957 " Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" 28
1958 " Great Balls of Fire" 36

Other singles

Singles from collaboration albums

Year Single Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1969 " Don't Let Me Cross Over" Linda Gail Lewis 9 Together
1970 " Roll Over Beethoven" 71 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
1989 "Never Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll" Ronnie McDowell 50 I'm Still Missing You
1992 " Great Balls of Fire" Dorothée Une Histoire d'Amour
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
1957 " Great Balls of Fire [18] Roy Lockwood
1958 " High School Confidential" Jack Arnold
1989 "Great Balls of Fire" (1989 version) Oley Sassone
1995 "Goosebumps" Rocky Schenck
2006 " Honky Tonk Woman" (with Kid Rock) Trey Fanjoy
"Pink Cadillac" [19] Lucas Vigroux

Other appearances

Year Song Album
2010 "Great Balls of Fire" (live version) The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts [20]

Notes

  • A ^ "What'd I Say" also peaked at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart.
  • B ^ " Another Place, Another Time" also peaked at number 73 on the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada.
  • C ^ "Chantilly Lace" also peaked at number 33 on the UK Singles Chart.

References

  1. ^ Peter Checksfield, "Jerry Lee Lewis. The Greatest Live Show on Earth", Record Collector, No. 188 – April 1995, p. 79.
  2. ^ Milo Miles Album review of Live at the Star Club, Hamburg. Rolling Stone, No. 899/900 – July 2002, p.112.
  3. ^ Q Magazine, No. 1, 2002, p.59.
  4. ^ Mojo, 3/01/04, p.52.
  5. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Album Review: "Live at the Star Club, Hamburg" at AllMusic.
  6. ^ Myers, Marc (October 24, 2014). "Jerry Lee Lewis, the Enduring Rebel of Rock 'n' Roll". Wsj.com. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  7. ^ "The Immortals: The First Fifty". Rolling Stone Issue 946. Archived from the original on March 16, 2006.
  8. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 177. ISBN  0-646-11917-6.
  9. ^ "Discography Jerry Lee Lewis". australian-charts.com. Retrieved August 20, 2022.
  10. ^ Bonomo, Joe (June 1, 2010). Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. ISBN  9781441125880.
  11. ^ Billboard. January 1, 1964.
  12. ^ Escott, Colin; Hawkins, Martin (August 1, 2017). Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'N' Roll. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN  9781250182111.
  13. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 320. ISBN  1-904994-10-5.
  14. ^ Petrusich, Amanda (August 1, 2008). It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN  9781429957557.
  15. ^ Escott, Colin; Hawkins, Martin (March 1, 2011). Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll. Open Road Media. ISBN  9781453213148.
  16. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 523. ISBN  978-0-89820-188-8.
  17. ^ "Jerry Lee Lewis With Bruce Springsteen – Pink Cadillac (2006, CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  18. ^ "Black And White Video Shows Jerry Lee Lewis Perform 1957 Song "Great Balls Of Fire"". Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  19. ^ "CMT : Videos : Jerry Lee Lewis : Pink Cadillac". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  20. ^ "The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts (4CD)". Amazon. Retrieved November 25, 2011.

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